Lo incompleto del documental Pilsen: My Neighborhood

Carlos Heredia Ortiz Publicado 2017-08-14 02:50:55



“…Sí, la nueva secundaria de Pilsen merece llevar el nombre de alguien que luchó en ambos lados de la frontera contra la dictadura de Porfirio Díaz y su régimen corrupto que ayudó a sen

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Mexicans and African Americans in the Struggles for Better Schooling at Harrison High School

Rafael Valencia Publicado 2017-08-12 01:43:54

The 1960’s was a decade of many social movements in this country. Among them, the student movements that erupted throughout the country, including in the high schools of Chicago. One of the most important high school movements in Chicago occurred at Harrison High School in Little Village, involving African Americans and Latinos, primarily Mexicans. This article seeks, first

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Reflections of Street Life in Pilsen

Juan Mora-Torre Publicado 2017-08-12 08:30:43

Maxwell Street Market (1955)

When I arrived in Chicago from California in 1981 my knowledge of Latinos in Chicago was only slightly better then “I didn’t know there were Mexicans in Chicago.” Within a couple of days after my arrival, I rented an apartment on Ridgeway and 31st Street in Little Village. Following the saying “echando a perder

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Counter march criticizes Ald. Danny Solís as Pilsen undergoes drastic transformation

Antonio Zavala Publicado 2017-08-12 08:14:39

Activist Isaura Flores, of the Pilsen Alliance, said she knows firsthand about gentrification since her family was displaced from Wicker Park several years ago and were forced to move to the suburbs.

A march on Saturday, August 5th, in Pilsen sponsored by The Resurrection Project (TRP) met with a counter protest sponsored by activists who criticized the local alderman’

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Pilsen and Mexican Chicago

Juan Mora-Torre Publicado 2017-08-06 07:21:03

Pilsen in the 1960s. Photo Aurelio Barrios

Pilsen is as important to Mexicans in Chicago as El Barrio is to Puerto Rican New York and Little Havana to Cuban Miami for two key reasons. First, because Pilsen laid the foundation for the evolving “Mexican metropolis.” As the first Latino-majority community in Chicago and the main port of entry for Mexicans arri

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A Historical Look at Czech Chicagoland

Frank S. Magallon Publicado 2017-08-06 10:51:14

Hucek Shoe Store. Photo: Contributed by Rosalie Bobal

The first Czechs arrived and settled in Chicago in the mid-19th century.  During this time, people living in the Czech lands of Bohemia and Moravia were under the rule of the Habsburg Empire.  This made the people subjects of a monarchy whose official religion was Roman Catholic and whose official language

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Dreamer: entre el hundimiento y la Esperanza

José Ángel N. Publicado 2017-08-02 08:50:37


Lost Cause

No es raro que pasen semanas enteras sin que reciba noticia alguna, es decir, correo electrónico alguno, que me concierna directamente a mí. Es un aislamiento virtual que, de experimentarlo en otro sitio, seguramente sería menor. Urbana, Illinois, població

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12 Hours in Pilsen

Antonio Zavala Publicado 2017-07-30 08:05:56

We Are a Nation of Immigrants. Photo: Antonio Zavala

Whether you visit Pilsen for its art and culture or for its food or perhaps its services, this neighborhood, also known as the Lower West Side, has it all.

First a bit of history for would-be visitors. Pilsen, since its founding in the 1840s, has gone through several transformations and each

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Queerness, Poetry, and the Fight for 15 Movement

Franky Piña Publicado 2017-07-25 03:08:42

Deivid Rojas is a poet, documentarian; he’s seduced by history and politics is his passion. His conscience awoke the moment he migrated from Colombia to the U.S. He arrived in Miami when he was eight years old. The idea of emigrating was his parents’. Latin America’s financial and political stability went up in smoke again. And the idea of a ‘future with b

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TransLatinx Women in Chicago

Franky Piña and Rocío Santos Publicado 2017-07-14 09:06:39

Left to Right: Ariann Manzanares, Emmanuel García, Tanya Cordova, Reyna Ortiz and Drae James. Photo: Rocío Santos


Being a Trans Latinx woman in Chicago means living in constant disadvantage. As Ariann Manzanares argues, it also means, “breaking the establishment.” “It means to break the imposed obstacles by the State, the church

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